Mondo Mari: Enzo Mari narrated by Adam Charlap-Hyman
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He may not have been a household name, but mention Enzo Mari (1932–2020) to any respectable living designer and their eyes are certain to light up in reverence. Born in in Novara, in the north of Italy, the artist and industrial designer spent a lifetime crafting seemingly perfect imperfect objects, from chairs and tables to vases, trays, and children’s toys. He also imbued his oeuvre with a rare sense of both play and — as a life-long committed communist — political urgency and social responsibility. A wide selection of his work has been recently chosen by Hans Ulrich Obrist for the great Enzo Mari retrospective now finally on view at Milan’s Triennale. PIN–UP asked one of the maestro’s greatest admirers, New York-based designer Adam Charlap Hyman, to select and describe a few of his favorites from among Mari’s myriad designs.
- Design: Marina Menéndez-Pidal
- Creative direction: Felix Burrichter
- Narration: Adam Charlap-Hyman
- Mondo Mari, Vimeo documentation